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Epistle to Titus
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A letter from the Apostle Paul to his coworker Titus, who oversaw the church at Crete. This letter is considered to be one of the Pastoral Letters, along with 1 Timothy and 2 Timothy. Although there is debate over whether Paul actually wrote the letter, this article refers to the author as “Paul” for convenience.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Titus, Letter to
Titus, Letter to A letter from the Apostle Paul to his coworker Titus, who oversaw the church at Crete. This letter is considered to be one of the Pastoral Letters, along with 1 Timothy and 2 Timothy. Although there is debate over whether Paul actually wrote the letter, this article refers to the author
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Titus, Letter to (Writing)
TITUS, LETTER TO Paul’s epistle to his coworker, Titus.PreviewAuthorRecipientDatePurpose and TeachingContentAuthor Though this letter begins with the name and greeting of Paul (Ti 1:1–3), Paul’s authorship has been questioned by modern scholars on the grounds of its language and style, the
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Titus, Letter of Paul To
Titus, Letter of Paul to, one of thirteen nt letters attributed to Paul and one of three that are collectively known as the Pastoral Letters (cf. 1 Tim.; 2 Tim.). Many scholars regard these letters as pseudepigraphical.Contents: The letter opens with an unusually expansive salutation, which identifies
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Titus
TITUS. A very highly valued friend and helper of Paul. He was probably one of Paul’s converts (Tit 1:4). Although active in Christ’s service, he is not mentioned in Acts but appears in II Corinthians, Galatians, II Timothy, and Titus. He accompanied Paul and Barnabas on their visit to Jerusalem to discuss
Titus, Epistle to (Writing)
TITUS, EPISTLE TO. One of the three Pastoral Epistles (q.v.) of Paul in the NT. The letter to Titus (see Titus) was written before II Timothy. Paul wrote him concerning the work allotted to him in Crete (Tit 1:5). He was to “appoint,” or make, elders in every city. It is clear that for Paul the terms
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Titus, Epistle Of
Titus, Epistle ofA pseudepigraphal text, attested in a single manuscript, composed in unrefined Latin and dating to the 8th century c.e. The author, purporting to be the Titus to whom the third of the Pastoral Epistles was addressed, composed a vehemently pro-ascetic address to a celibate Christian
Titus, Letter to (Writing)
Titus, Letter toA letter attributed to the Apostle Paul, written to his coworker Titus. Because of their similarities, it is generally treated together with the two letters of Paul to Timothy.See Pastoral Epistles.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Titus, Epistle of (Writing)
Titus, Epistle of. †A somewhat tedious apocryphal tract, extant only in one eighth-century A.D. Latin manuscript, and purporting to be a letter from Titus, the coworker of Paul. The aim of this work is to commend the life of virginity and to oppose “spiritual marriages.” For its sources it draws on
Titus, Letter to (Writing)
Titus, Letter to. A letter from the apostle Paul to his coworker Titus. Because of their similarities, it is generally treated together with the two letters of Paul to Timothy. See Pastoral Epistles.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Titus, Letter To
TITUS, LETTER TO One of the three so-called pastoral Epistles (with 1 and 2 Timothy). Addressed to one of Paul’s close collaborators, it is concerned with the pastoral care of the early Christian community. The Letter to Titus also provides valuable insights into Paul’s ministry and thought during his
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Timothy and Titus, Epistles to
Timothy and Titus, Epistles to. The term ‘Pastoral Epistles’, under which these three Epistles attributed to St *Paul are generally known, dates from the 18th cent.; it was used of Titus by D. N. Barbot in 1703 and of all three by Paul Anton in lectures delivered at Halle in 1726–7 and published as
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Titus Epistle to
Titus, Epistle to. There are no specialties in this epistle which require any very elaborate treatment distinct from the other Pastoral Letters of St. Paul. It was written about the same time and under similar circumstances with the other two; i.e., from Ephesus, in the autumn of 67, in the interval
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Titus
TITUS. An epistle of Paul written to his trusted companion Titus, who had been left as superintendent of the churches on the island of Crete. Like the first epistle to Timothy, this letter had as its purpose to give the young pastor instructions to aid him in his work.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Titus, Epistle to (Writing)
Titus, Epistle towas probably written about the same time as the first epistle to Timothy, with which it has many affinities. “Both letters were addressed to persons left by the writer to preside in their respective churches during his absence. Both letters are principally occupied in describing the
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